region literally means along the Sava. The Sava River is
BiH’s largest navigable river that belongs to the Black Sea
basin. If driving, many guests to Bosnia and Herzegovina
will travel through this area when crossing from Croatia.
East Posavina encompasses the region near the towns of Odzak
and Orasje and extends to the port town of Brcko District.
significance is its location on the Sava River which is a
tributary to the Danube and belongs to the Black Sea basin.
For industrial towns like Tuzla and Zenica, Brcko is vital
for moving goods in and out of the country via rail and
boat. You can cross into Croatia from this point as well but
it is more practical to cross further west if you are
heading towards Zagreb, Belgrade or Budapest.
got world famous in the region for its "Arizona Market".
This market started at a roadblock created by SFOR to
control the North-South regional road (Route Arizona). It
soon became an interethnic meeting place for the exchange of
goods and grew over the next ten years to a bustling, but
rough, market of some 2000 self-constructed retail
establishments on 300 acres and stretching over almost a
kilometer. A clampdown on illegal trade and other crime
together with an investment and infrastructure development
project have made Arizona Market into a safe but still very
popular shopping area.
Odzak and Orasje
Besides being border towns this rich agricultural area is
interesting for many reasons. Life here largely revolves
around the fertile fields along the Sava River and the river
itself. Vast fields of corn, wheat and other staple products
are a large source of food for both BiH and Croatia. The
Sava River, though, is an interesting waterway. Aside from
it being a major navigation alley to the Danube there are
dozens of hidden spots for canoeing and high quality
fishing. There are many fishing associations in the region
that can organize competitions and outings.
Posavina is also well known for its reed weaving. The strong
reeds that grow along Sava and its tributaries have been
used for centuries as hard material for weaving beautiful
baskets, chairs, and even coffee tables. Be sure to visit a
handicraft shop if you’re in the area, they are affordable,
high quality, practical gifts.